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WSD2017|The Government Inspector
1-9 July.Taipei, Taiwan
An extraordinary festival of performance design, including exhibitions, performances
and diverse events,attracted over 15,000 visitors from 71 countries.


Professional Designers

United States of America

Michelle Harvey

The Government Inspector

Category: Set Design

Design Statement

The Government Inspector by Nikolai Gogol and adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher is a comedy of errors. With the mantra "everything is not as it seems," we choose to manipulate the audience's perception of reality through the use of proportion and perspective to accentuate the character's larger than life personalities. In the scenery, this was done through use of forced perspective. All elements were parallel to the plaster line creating a space that appeared to cause the actors to grow or shrink depending upon their position on the stage.


Michelle Harvey

Michelle Harvey (USA 829, MFA) is the resident scenic design faculty member for The University of Texas at Arlington’s Department of Theatre Arts and Maverick Theatre Company. She teaches classes in design, scenic painting and properties and oversees these areas for departmental productions. Michelle regularly designs for the Maverick Theatre Company and the Turtle Creek Chorale, and has designed for Theatre Three (Memphis, Picnic), Dallas Children’s Theatre (The BFG, Seussical), Theatre Arlington (Working), Uptown Players (Soho Cinders, Aida, Ragtime, Sweeny Todd, Titanic), Mainstage Irving – Las Colinas (The Matchmaker, Curtains, The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940) and The Spectacular Senior Follies (since 2015), among others.

Email Address: mdhscenedesign@gmail.com

Theatre Company Maverick Theatre Company

The Premiere Date of Production 2013-10-18

The Premiere Space of Production The University of Texas at Arlington

Author Nikolai Gogol, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher

Director/ Choreographer Andrew Gaupp

Set Designer Michelle Harvey

Lighting Designer Jared Land

Costume Designer Laurie Land

Sound Designer Jared Land

Other Creative Collaborator/s Daniel Archibald: Technical Director